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Politicking stands in way of growth approach

Narrowly averting a recession with marginal expansion in the second quarter does not belie the fact that South Africa’s growth remains both exclusive and ... Read Story

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Bank expected to keep rate steady as CPI inflation eases

We continue to expect no change in the repo rate for the remainder of the year as consumer price index (CPI) inflation falls, but the Reserve Bank’s stanc... Read Story

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Scots have been offered fantasy of independence

According to one new poll, the recent surge of support for Scottish independence may have been checked – but the result of Thursday’s referendum cou... Read Story

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Structural change is key to growth path
August 8 2014 at 04:47

Africa’s economic rise over the past two decades is no longer news. In the decade from 2003, the region’s output expanded by over 5 percent a year, in spite of a protracted slowdown in many of its biggest expor... Read Story
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Opposing wind generators is not anti-green
August 8 2014 at 05:32

The intolerance of dissenting views by the Green Lobby is an unpleasant aspect of some of its members.

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Privatisation of Eskom units may be sole solution
August 7 2014 at 05:35

I would really like the SACP and Cosatu to explain exactly why they are against the proposal to invite private capital to help fund part of Eskom’s operations.

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Telkom to grow into IT, partner with government
August 7 2014 at 05:21

Fixed-line operator Telkom, which has embarked on a turnaround strategy that boosted its market capitalisation from R10 billion in last year to R26bn this year, is going in guns blazing to usurp a significant share of the ... Read Story
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Happy 14th anniversary Agoa. But why no real trade within Africa?
August 7 2014 at 05:09

When former US president Bill Clinton signed the African Growth and Opportunities Act (Agoa) into law 14 years ago, he offered incentives for African countries to open their economies and build free markets, to move the co... Read Story
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Scorecard commission for chiefs a risky concept
August 6 2014 at 05:32

Justifying high levels of executive pay as a function of the supply and demand of leadership skill is dangerously simplistic, causing a crisis of credibility for business chiefs when leadership is needed to ensure sustaine... Read Story
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Minerals act puts people’s property rights at risk
August 6 2014 at 05:25

It is not hard to see why minerals are typically made common property and subjected to the disposition of the state.

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Education campaign is required to lift savings
August 5 2014 at 05:38

Improving savings in South Africa is one of the major socio-economic challenges facing us as a society.

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Lonmin’s appointment signals change is coming
August 5 2014 at 05:18

A month after the end of the crippling five-month wage strike in the platinum belt, Lonmin has reshuffled its senior management team to rebuild operational performance.

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Inclusive growth and youth jobs are among challenges that require action
August 5 2014 at 05:11

Euphoria abounds in much of Africa nowadays, and rightly so. Seven of the 10 fastest-growing countries are there.

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